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Katarina Almeida-Warren

Early Career Researcher


I am a primate archaeologist and Leverhulme Early Career Fellow with a background in archaeology, primatology, and anthropology. I am interested in the archaeology of non-human primate tool-use and culture, with a focus on its exciting contributions to human origins research. My expertise spans chimpanzee plant technology (termite-fishing), stone technology (nut-cracking), and the formation of technological landscapes, using a range of archaeological and primatological approaches including raw material studies, landscape archaeology, behavioural ecology, and agent-based modelling. For my current project Primate Archaeology Beyond Technology: Delving Deeper into our Primate Heritage, I am leading the very first investigation into the archaeology of non-technological chimpanzee behaviours, providing the first glimpse of what is yet to be unearthed from our distant past.